Yep, this is the best way I've found to do it. I've got two rescue cats with very different personalities. Stanley is normally very laid back --until you touch his paws --then he is a freakin' whirling dervish, it's like he grows extra limbs or something. I have to cut his nails when he's sleepy. I've just gotten him used to the fact that kittys that sleep on my lap wake up with a manicure!Originally Posted by missymotus
I would try and do only 1 or 2 at a time at first. Anytime I have a cat on my lap I play with their paws, extending the claw so they are used to it.
Try when she is sleeping and relaxed.
I do the same thing..but I do all the nails at once. If you give in, then the cat will know that he just needs to squirm around and he will be let go. You should try and do it all at once..IMO.Originally Posted by foxfire
I sit over my cat (none of my weight on him, just over him so that he can't go anywhere) After I'm done, I give him catnip every time so that he can associate something pleasant with nail clipping.